Together, let’s drive change

As a university, you’ll want to ensure that graduates leaving environmental programmes have the right knowledge, skills and tools to deliver value in a global economy. Arm your graduates with the expertise and understanding they need to secure a job in environment and sustainability and ultimately lead change.

How to become an approved IEMA University Partner

To become an Approved IEMA University Partner, Universities must map their appropriate course(s) to the Graduate membership standard. Linking course content to the IEMA internationally-recognised Graduate standard ensures students have the right knowledge and skills to compete in a continuously developing market. Completing an IEMA approved course will ensure students graduate with the professionally recognised GradIEMA suffix, signifying that they are part of the next generation of sustainability leaders and enabling them to fast track an application to practitioner once they have gained sufficient experience.

Once Universities have gained approval and become an Approved IEMA University Partner you will receive an Approved University Partner Logo, a University Partner certificate, presence on the University Partner page on the IEMA website and students on approved courses will receive free IEMA Student membership for the duration of the course. Universities will also have access to our University Hub with useful information and guidance for your students.

Student Membership

Ensure your graduates entering the sustainability profession are ready for the workplace. A partnership with us offers free IEMA Student Membership for all your students on approved programmes, underpinning their studies with an invaluable toolkit of resources.

Read the full list of benefits to Student Membership here


Engage with IEMA’s steering groups, ideally positioning you to promote and showcase your courses, network with employers and share best practice.


Demonstrate your commitment to putting environment and sustainability management at the heart of your university school or directorate, by profiling the IEMA logo on your web pages, letterhead, tenders etc. We’ll also add your logo, bio and link to our website to promote both our affiliation and your approved courses.

Accredit your course and become an IEMA University Partner for just £1,000. Join today and get the full force of IEMA’s global alliance behind you.

Talk to our Partnership Team | email [email protected] or call 01522 540069